Pruners, also known as shears or pruning shears, are used to trim small branches or twigs from shrubs, vines, or young trees. Bypasses are similar to scissors and are used to cut growing stems. The anvil is used to split dry branches and stems because of its straight blade. The ratchet cuts in stages and prevents any stress on the wrist. For thicker branches, you can use pruning shears with thick blades and long handles, ideal for fruit branches and vines. Branches 1 to 5 inches in diameter require the service of a pruning saw, which also comes in many variants. Hedge shears are a popular garden trimming tool. Primarily used for deheading perennials, hedges, and evergreens, they can be used on any hedge shrub. A pole pruner can be used for light pruning or to remove dead branches. They can reach 8 feet tall without using a ladder.
From a Ratchet screwdriver set to a pair of scissors, maintaining a tool is just as important as choosing the right one. Dirty shears can spread disease from one tree to another. When choosing a tool, choose a reputable brand and the right size or your hand. Sharpen the beveled edge of the scissors with Rasp Plane until it is a bright color, then smooth with . To remove any rust and rough areas, wipe the blade with steel wool in a circular motion. Finally spray cooking oil on the tool for protection and lubrication. Most of the time, pruning shears are covered in plant sap, dirt, and infected debris, which requires a deep cleaning. Unscrew the nut, take all parts apart, wash each part individually with soapy water, then wipe down with hydrogen peroxide. After drying, reassemble the parts according to the manufacturer's instructions.